Friday, August 16, 2013

Sunflower For A Friend

Wow, another card I made and photographed in the same day!  Wonders never cease.  :)


Started with a piece of nondescript swirly yellowish patterned paper, and added my own stamping to it.  I relied on French Country from Inspired By Stamping for this pretty sunflower and the fleur-de-lis, which I stamped all over.  With Copic markers, I colored the flower and touched the tips with Liquid Pearls.  The sentiment is from Fancy Circles.


I'm entering at Simon Says Stamp's Monochromatic challenge, ETA Jackie Rockwell's 'Lemon Zest' challenge, and in Papercraft Star's inspiration challenge.


Still on crutches with partial weight bearing in my big, nasty boot over here.  I met with a physical therapist this week, who taught me to do stairs with all my get-up.  It helped me big-time, 'cause I had a job interview this past Tuesday (sadly, I did not get the job), and the location of the job has no elevator, only a small flight of concrete steps.  The PT lesson came in handy, and I managed with no problem.  However, feeling overly confident, I began using the crutches on my carpeted steps at home, with partial success.  A couple of days ago, I fell backwards and banged my head into a mirror.  The frame broke (but can likely be repaired) but not the glass.  Couldn't believe I did not hurt my head at all!  Angels were laying me down gently, I suppose.  The mirror is special; the antique frame belonged to my late father, and I'd had a piece of mirror put into it when we bought this house 18 years ago.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


27 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is just lovely! I like how you stamped on the patterned paper...very cheery. SO sorry about the fall...I hope you have better luck now that you've got your PT!!!

Nan G said...

Fab stamping on the swirly dp. Love the sunflower. Take care on those stairs. :)

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, please don't fall! GLAD the angels caught you! LOVE the BG stamping and your GORGEOUS sunflower~! LOVE the liquid pearl tips! THX for playing with us at Papercraft Star!

Sindhu said...

This is so beautiful Colleen!! I am a big fan of sunflowers! :)Your card brought a smile on my face :)cheerful and beautiful...

Sindhu said...

By the way, pls take care, don't hurt yourself! :)

Jennifer said...

Ouch! No more over doing it...at least with the crutches. Feel free to create and post daily though! Glad you weren't hurt, bummer about the job.

This card is beautiful...looks like it was just a piece of gorgeous cardstock. The coloring of that sunflower is so pretty! Take it easy and have a great weekend!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a pretty card Colleen!!!!
Have a great weekend!

Hussena said...

What a beautiful card Colleen!..The sunflower and the Fluer de Lis in the background look so elegant and the colors work so perfectly!
So Sorry to hear that you had a nasty fall but glad your'e not hurt..Please take care and get well soon! :)

Hussena said...

What a beautiful card Colleen!..The sunflower and the Fluer de Lis in the background look so elegant and the colors work so perfectly!
So Sorry to hear that you had a nasty fall but glad your'e not hurt..Please take care and get well soon! :)

Shani Thomas said...

Stunning card, Colleen!!! If only you could see the field by my house right now...it looks just like this, filled with yellow gold sunflowers

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Colleen this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I really love what you did here ... so pretty and cheerful
Thanks so much for playing along at Papercarft Star!!

Jackie said...

Sorry about your fall and the broken mirror. Good luck with the next job interview! Hope you'll heal quickly and not need crutches for much longer.

Your card is gorgeous!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad you are ok from your fall! Sorry about the job!! I loveeeeeeeeee your card!! That sunflower is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Such a vibrant and cheerful card ! Loved the stamping and lovely sunflower..Sad to hear about the fall n mirror..Glad it didn't hurt..Get well soon !

Benzi said...

Gorgeous monochromatic card, Colleen. I love and want that flower. I'm so sorry, though, about the mirror frame. But most important, you did not get injured. I would hate to see you bed-ridden again.

Lisa said...

Well first I'm glad you didn't get hurt when you fell. And finally what a PRETTY card!! That's a fab sunflower!

Janny said...

Oh, please be careful. Indeed you had angels on your shoulder. Your card has become very sunny.Greeting Janny

Maria said...

Oh my goodness! Yes, please don't fall. So happy the angels were looking out for you! Am sorry to hear about the mirror and that the frame can like be repaired! Your card is so lovely with the huge flower and accented with pretty pearls! Do take good care, hugs!

Linda R said...

I am so glad to hear you weren't hurt. I bet that was scary. LOVE your card my friend. It has such a wonderful summery feel to it.

BTW- I used a 100mm macro lens on those shots. So I was able to stand a little bit further away than my 50mm. But I LOVE my 50mm..

Hugs~

Jackie said...

So glad you added this card into my color challenge, it's stunning!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is just gorgeous! I hope you are up and running soon - you will get the hang of using crutches soon! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

Deanne :)

Sleepy Stamper said...

Stunning card Coleen! Love the rich colors to it. I hope you make a speedy recovery and thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.
Anitra

♥Jan♥ said...

Is it crazy to say my favorite part of your card is how smart it is ? Well, then, so be it. lol I never would have thought to use some non-descript paper this way, and you turned it into a gorgeous sunflower. So clever you are ! I LOVE seeing your work, both here and on Pintrest, you are my favorite designer for certain. Hugs ! -J-

Leslie Miller said...

Love LOVE how you did this! Wonderful use of the Liquid Pearls, too. So glad to hear you didn't hurt yourself in your fall, but sorry about the mirror. And, hey, you probably didn't want that job, anyway. You'll find a better one. I'd love nothing better than to NOT be working!

Lisa said...

CONGRATS on your win at Papercraft Star Colleen, I knew this beauty was a sure thing!!

cheiron said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamping on patterned paper. Thanks for playing along with us in the Monochromatic challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous sunflower, Colleen! You sure dressed up that nondescript paper!

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